In under three years, Julie George went from listing her one-bedroom apartment on Airbnb to running a successful property management company that turned over $5.5M. So, how did Julie scale from one to 130 units in 19 months? And how can you follow in her footsteps to become a million-dollar host?
Julie George is the founder of Host My Home, Queensland’s top short-term rental (STR) property management company. She leveraged her background in hospitality, marketing and real estate sales to help property owners replicate the success she had hosting on Airbnb. In June 2019, Julie sold Host My Home, and today, she travels the world and runs Million Dollar Host, a consulting platform designed to help aspiring Airbnb entrepreneurs grow their business. Julie is also the author of Million Dollar Host: Julie’s Airbnb Portfolio Earned Over a Million Dollars in Her First Year … Yours Can Too!
On this episode of Get Paid for Your Pad, Julie joins me to share her Airbnb origin story and explain how she built, scaled and sold Host My Home. She offers advice on optimizing your revenue as a STR host and walks us through her process for onboarding a new property. Listen in for Julie’s insight on maintaining total control of the listings you manage and learn how YOU can get into the Airbnb property management game!
Julie’s Airbnb origin story
Where Julie’s STR business was located
Julie’s journey to building Host My Home
How Julie sold her property management company
Julie’s tips for optimizing revenue on Airbnb
Julie’s process for onboarding a new property
The opportunity to get into the management game
How the STR landscape has changed since 2016
Julie’s advice for aspiring property managers